If you read this blog you're well aware that I spend a great deal of time building playlists. It's a passion to say the least. But sometimes I don't want to spend time searching for songs to fit a particular theme, I want someone else to do the work for me and just listen to some great music. I was in one of those moods tonight. As I have written previously, there are many great ways to build a playlist with no work required. Rhapsody, Pandora, iTunes and many other music applications can build them on the fly intelligently, based on your likes, or listening habits. For this playlist I chose to use iTunes Genius since I have just finished importing all my music files. I picked a single song, "Eli, The Barrowboy" by the Decemberists and clicked the Genius button -- iTunes then automatically created this playlist from my personal MP3 collection.
I have no clue what the logic is behind the Apple Genius software, but I must say, it's done a fine job.
An iTunes Genius Indie Playlist
1. Eli, The Barrowboy - The Decemberists
2. Radio War - Iron and Wine
3. Communist Daughter - Neutral Milk Hotel
4. Those to Come - The Shins
5. Masterfade - Andrew Bird
6. Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens
7. Neighborhood #4 (& Kettles) - Arcade Fire
8. It's A Hit - Rilo Kiley
9. Another Sunny Day - Belle and Sebastian
10. Stable Song - Death Cab For Cutie
11. This Year - The Mountain Goats
12. Radio Cure - Wilco
13. Alameda - Elliott Smith
14. Kicking the Heart Out - Rogue Wave
15. Things Behind The Sun - Nick Drake
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